Shabby Chic Wedding Centerpieces – Build Your Own

These shabby chic wedding centerpieces elements are a good way to save money.


By combining different items (in this case shabby chic style items) instead of buying a finished product. Plus, you’ll get an elegant one of kind table decor for your guests to enjoy.


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What Are The Steps To Do This?

I will describe the guidelines to make a proportioned wedding table centerpiece using shabby chic elements. Also, I’ll provide many inspiring pictures for you to get a better idea of what is discussed here.

And, by the way, the best centerpiece ideas don’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, they shouldn’t!

The following ideas will help you get the best bang for your buck. You can get a beautiful table look at low cost by doing it yourself. You don’t need to be a crafty person either.


How Much Does It Cost?

The overall cost fluctuates depending on the number of tables you need to decorate, their size and how big you want your centerpiece to be.

Fresh flowers can also make the bill go up. So be careful when you design your centerpiece and avoid focussing too much on fresh greenery and flowers.

I will also provide some great alternatives on this matter further in this article.


Shabby Chic Wedding Centerpieces Items

The following wedding table decor items are amazing shabby chic inspired decorations you can use to create your personalized wedding centerpiece.

Click on the images to see color and size options as well as prices and current discounts on Amazon.



Candle Holder

Gold or silver candelabra: set of 2


Gold or silver candle holder: 4″, 5″, 6″, 8″

 Flameless Ivory candles: set of 6


Table Runners

Burlap and lace table runner: a pack of 2!

Rustic chic wedding table runner


Sparkling striped burlap table runner


Autumn Theme

Set of 12 different sizes faux pumpkins


Containers and flowers

Lavender flowers: 8 large pieces.


Rustic metal flower bucket “Bonheur” (which means Happiness)


Silk peony flowers: many colors available


Ceramic vase: 4.5″

Metal Pitcher: 10″


101 Centerpiece Design: the Basics

Ideally, the following aspects should be incorporated into your design:



It can be a glass vase a distressed wood and birch planter or boxes, a small metal vintage cake stand, glass or ceramic bottle, or anything you can imagine.

These are often used to display artificial or fresh flowers.

A shabby chic trend is to display long straight branches or use a manzanita tree to which you can add tiny LED lights wire.

Tree wedding centerpiece




The reception usually begins during daylight but is mostly held when the sun has set.

That’s why many people choose to make a candle holder, a pillar or a lantern their centerpiece focal point.

You can also use tea lights holder or votives. These are great on rectangular tables as you can scatter them to provide ambiance lighting evenly everywhere on the table.




Ornaments are accessories to make your table decoration more than just a typical table centerpiece you would see on a regular console or dining table.  It’s the final touch to your centerpiece.

Engraved wooden confetti or tiny diamond shaped crystals scattered around your main decoration are a great example.

You can also transform a simple glass vase into a wedding decor elements by adding elegant materials Choose a lace, burlap or tulle ribbon to achieve a shabby chic style.




This usually delimits the centerpiece arrangement. It can simply be a wood slate, a mirror or even a square or round placemat. You can also use a table runner.

The basis you’ll choose can also help create an illusion of fullness to a small centerpiece design.

Larger vases are more expensive. Therefore, it’s a good way to save money and still have a well-proportioned table centerpiece that’s appealing to the eye.



Ready to Build Your Own Shabby Chic Wedding Centerpieces?

Hope you enjoyed these ideas and that you’ve found some inspiration to make your own shabby chic wedding centerpieces!

Make sure to take advantage of the deals and discounts offered by the big online retailers like Amazon, or eBay.

Buying in bulk means great savings too. There are many wholesale merchants that offer different decor products at the lowest price as well.

DIY lantern wedding centerpieces



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